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LJ has changed hands, new CEO & vision? 
30th-May-2014 12:08 am - LJ has changed hands, new CEO & vision?
Mat Bowles
Under Ex-Googler CEO, LiveJournal Gets A Revamp, Promises New Services, Apps And More In 2014 | TechCrunch

Specific line of interest here:
Though the company wouldn’t speak to its revenue specifics, it would say that currently half of revenues come from user payments related to promotion of posts and premium features. LiveJournal also runs some advertising, but this is not its core focus.
(emphasis mine there obvs).

Reading her comments, she appears to both know what she's talking about and have a plan that, almost, makes sense, and is certainly better than the half baked ideas we've had from the previous couple of owners. Rambler&Co are, from what I can tell, Russian, but they're not SUP. I had completely missed the change of ownership, anyone know any details?
Comments 
30th-May-2014 01:25 am (UTC)
It's not so much that SUP no longer owns LJ as that SUP went through a merger with another company.
30th-May-2014 01:41 am (UTC)
Aha, my google fu failed me, thanks. So Mamut stays on as head of the new company but they've appointed someone with a clue to run LJ day to day. We'll have to see I guess.
30th-May-2014 01:49 am (UTC)
Check out the last couple entries on this tag to get more info on the staffing changes at LJ.
30th-May-2014 02:00 am (UTC)
Aha, thank you, I'd seen links to that comm in a few places but not really paid attention to just how much the non RU speakers were missing news wise.
30th-May-2014 02:03 am (UTC)
That's the whole reason I started it. I actually have several articles from the winter and spring that I failed to post for various reasons so it's actually even more info than you see right now. I probably ought to post those, if just to clear the notifications off my inbox.
31st-May-2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! This is very interesting.
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